Roland Introduces eBand JS-8 Jam-along Companion for Guitarists
Los Angeles, Calif. (MuseWire â€” Roland today announced their “new gear new inspiration” lineup of new products for Sept. 2009. eBand JS-8: Audio Player with Guitar Effects. For â€œbedroom guitaristsâ€ who love jamming along with their favorite songs, the ultimate musical companion has arrived. eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that's packed with big features. WAV and MP3 files can be loaded and played by eBand, and the tempo and pitch can be changed. Plug in your guitar and jam along using the powerful onboard COSMÂ® preamp and BOSS effects. You can minimize the pre-recorded vocals or guitar parts with the Center Cancel feature for minus-one play, and record and save your jams. There's even a library of backing tracks and rhythms onboard, plus a built-in tuner and metronome.
â€¢Imports and plays audio files (WAV and MP3)
â€¢Pitch and tempo control of imported songs
â€¢Guitar/Mic input with dedicated input control; headphone output
â€¢Custom-tuned speakers for powerful playback
â€¢COSM Preamp and 100+ effects derived from BOSS GT-10
â€¢EZ Tone function provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
â€¢300 audio-loop phrases onboard for backing tracks and rhythms (some include companion guitar effects pre-programmed to match the loops)
â€¢Tuner and metronome built in
â€¢Records and saves your guitar performances
â€¢USB audio interface for direct link to and from PCs
â€¢Play songs from USB memory stick
â€¢Import your favorite songs from audio CD to eBand with included utility software (PC/Mac)
BOSS FX Onboard
eBand is loaded with high-quality BOSS effects derived from the GT-10, including over 100 powerful guitar sounds that span a variety of genres. It also features the famous COSMÂ® preamp from the GT-10. Using eBand's Guitar/Mic input, you can apply the internal processing to your guitar or voice.
EZ TONE Sound Wizard
Creating your own sounds is simple with eBand. The EZ TONE feature provides a quick, intuitive approach to tone creation based on graphic icons and a Tone Grid. You'll be programming at the speed of sound!
SDHC memory cards of up to 32GB can be plugged into eBand, letting you store thousands of WAV/MP3-format songs per card. eBand also lets you play WAV/MP3 files directly from USB memory stick, expanding your data storage and file-management options. (eBand comes with a 1GB SD card)
Convenient Phrase Trainer
Phrase Trainer is a feature packed function convenient for practicing phrases from imported songs. Phrase Trainer includes functions to control pitch and tempo of imported songs, Center Cancel for minimizing the guitar or vocal parts from pre-recorded audio, and AB repeat. Now you can learn phrases without feeling any stress!
USB Audio Interface
eBand can be used as a USB audio interface, allowing the audio signals from eBand (audio-player sound + live guitar/vocal sound) to be transferred to PC via USB. As a result, eBand audio can be recorded into DAW software on your PC. Furthermore, audio from PC can be played back on eBand. This means eBand can function as USB speakers for your PC.
There are many other notable features packed into eBand, including an internal recorder for capturing your guitar performances as you play along with songs or backing tracks. And speaking of backing tracks, 300 audio-loop phrases are onboard for jam-along inspiration. Of course eBand is also equipped with the essential built-in tuner and metronome.